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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 22, 2009 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: easy answers

I remember, at Ventura in 82, a similar "reverse request" , " Bob, DON"T play CC Rider"! . I don't think he heard it, and they didn't play it . What the "hippie" should have said is "DON'T Play Dark Star MF..."
I always was annoyed when Bob would would wreck the mood coming out of space . I always thought it was a sort of "sacred" spot , and some limp dick version of Last Time or Miracle ( Other one, Watchtower , different story! And , by the way, I like Miracle when it was in the front part of the set,and Jerry didn't seem bored with it , and Last Time is a great song ...by the ROLLING STONES..)
Easy Answers ...pretty weak. The repeating of the song title ,over and over ,really made it annoying . And special note should be made of the infamous ,6/2/95 Shoreline ( see the Tapers Guide review !)Performance following the Guyto Monks; talk about insensitivity ! WTF ! And the lyrical slap a the "color of your dream" sort of mystical endeavor, was especially out of place at that moment . Bobby Bobby, ,you are such a GREAT original musician, but the lapses in taste ...

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Poster: barongsong Date: Aug 22, 2009 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: easy answers

I actually get where your coming from and think that in the later era it was often Bobby and not Jerry who was the mood killer. Although every so often it was his quirkiness that would really get a show going so hard too point fingers.
Also on another note the more I listen to late late era stuff the more I think they should of taken another hiatus after 92 and did their own things for a while but 20 20 hindsight is a great thing isn't it.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 22, 2009 12:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: easy answers

I agree with your 20/20 hindsight; while Garcia's work with the Dead was off and on in the late period,, his stuff with Grisman was wonderful; he really seemed to be having a good time , where with the Dead,sometimes I sounds like a "job" .
Both for his health, and the artistry of the band, a break would have been a good call .
Bobby's quirkiness did negate some of his other questionable artistic choices . The good generally out weighed the bad . What can I say, there is only ONE Bob Weir !
Try being a long time Dylan fan . Now THAT can REALLY be maddening !